Civil marriage and partnership venues at Bromley Civic Centre

Old Palace - The Chairman's Room


The Old Palace was built in 1775 for the Bishop of Rochester. Since then the original Georgian building has had several additions including a colonnaded veranda running the length of the south side of the building. The immaculate grounds include a large lawn area with mature trees, shrubs and rose bushes to the rear of the Palace, plus a lake with birds and other wildlife.

From the gravelled courtyard you step into the entrance hallway, which contains a striking wood panelled staircase and is decorated with carvings over the entrance. Overlooking the grounds, in the Old Palace is the Chairman’s Room which seats up to 20 guests.  After the ceremony parties can go into the grounds via the french windows onto the colonnade.

Photographs can be taken in the gravelled courtyard, on the staircase in the entrance hallway of the Palace, as well as in the ceremony room and the grounds. The interior locations are in areas not usually available to the public.

All bookings will be subject to availability, and we can also discuss with you the additional option of the use of the Old Palace for a drinks reception following your ceremony.


Music system
Circular table and seating for up to 20 guests. 20 is the maximum amount of guests allowed to attend, this includes the couple, witnesses and children.


Ceremonies are conducted throughout the week and at weekends in the Old Palace. 


  • Monday - Friday £450
  • Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays £690.

These fees are valid from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2022.

Please contact us for naming and renewal of vows ceremony fees.


Although the Palace suite of rooms are on the ground floor, it is important to tell us of any mobility problems you or your guests may have as we need to make arrangements for wheelchair access from the courtyard. Also remember that direct access onto the lawn from the Palace is via a grassy bank, which may not be suitable for everyone.


Old Palace, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH

Video: Chairman's Room